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Jun 12 2015

Your Pride Hookup Kit

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by Chelsea

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Yes, Pride (or your favorite anti-corporate alterna-Pride event) is about celebrating our victories, affirming our awesomeness, engendering a sense of community, and gearing up for the fights ahead. Sometimes, it’s also about making out with cuties. If you find yourself in a position to do sexy things with a sexy person, you don’t want to get caught with your pants down. Okay, you probably do, but you want to be prepared, is what we’re saying. Here are some supplies for safety and pleasure that you can easily keep in a pocket or a purse, in anticipation of your Pride hookup.

Lumo RedLumo blue

Oxballs Lumo Led Cockring
$23.95
Your cutie spots you from across the dance floor. The after-party was out of glow sticks by the time you got there, so you pulled this light-up cockring out of your pocket and started waving it in the air. The cutie admires your chutzpah, and soon enough you’re back at his shockingly huge apartment — Who is he? Is he on TV or something? Should you recognize him? — and he’s pulling the thick, stretchy TPR ring over your balls, letting it rest at the base of your cock. As he kneels before you, his face is faintly illuminated by the Lumo’s blue light.

Jimmyjane Iconic Bullet

Jimmyjane Iconic Bullet
$16.00
You appreciate that this three-speed vibe is small enough to fit easily into the pocket of even your skinniest, most impractical jeans. More than that, you appreciate the way your cutie’s eyes light up when you pull it out. You’re especially glad that you brought a condom to drop it into, for easy sharing.

Pleasure Chest Condom

Pleasure Chest Single Condom
$0.95
“You shop at The Pleasure Chest?” the cutie exclaims when you pull out this stylish condom. “That’s so sexy to me!”

Midnight Nitrile GlovesSkyn condomsHot Dams

Latex-Free Safer Sex Supplies
MidKnight Nitrile Gloves ($2.95/6pk), Lifestyles Skyn Condoms ($4.95/3pk), & Hot Dam Dental Dams ($1.95)
“I love that you shop at The Pleasure Chest,” the cutie whispers in your ear, “but I have a latex allergy.”
“That’s cool, babe,” you whisper back. (When did you become a beach bro? Did you get too much sun? Should you be worried?) “I came prepared.”

Sliquid Ride

 Sliquid Bodyworx Lube Cube
$15.95
You slipped one each of the silicone, hybrid, and water-based lubes from this box of twelve pillow packs into your purse before you headed out this morning. You have sensitive skin, and you wanted to make sure that you were carrying hypoallergenic lube. Now, you’re relieved to find that the cutie you’ve been kissing prefers water-based. (You opened this silicone earlier and used it to make your hair look shiny.)

Entangle Ties Satin Love Mask

Travel-Friendly BDSM Gear
Pleasure Chest Silk Entangle Ties ($14.95) & Satin Love Mask ($9.95)
You may be hooking up in the back of your cutie’s van, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get kinky.

Jun 03 2015

June Workshops in L.A.

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by Chelsea

Summer is coming, and things are about to get hot at The Pleasure Chest! Come join us for workshops and comedy this June.

SeDamon Holzum 1x-Positivity for Gay Men with Damon Holzum
Wednesday, June 3rd @ 8-10pm – FREE!

This workshop will explore the sometimes complex ins and outs of creating a sex-positive love life for gay men (and those that love them).  Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or single and ready to mingle, this course will uncover the tools you need to have a hot sex life and explore your kinks. A wide range of topics will be included, such as: overcoming common road blocks to sex, being comfortable with communication, addressing intimacy hurdles with your partner(s), where and how to hook up, topping/bottoming, foreplay, common myths, and your risk factor spectrum.  This is a sex-positive environment where you’re encouraged to ask all your sexy questions and chat about anything and everything related to the joys of man-on-man sex.

Surefire Sizzling Sex with Judith & Frank
Sunday, June 7th @ 6-8pm – FREE!

Judith and Frank, co-authors of the award-winning book So That’s Why They Do That! Men, Women, and Their Hormones, will be joining us for a workshop on making sex a practice. They’ll share techniques for sizzling sex, how hormones influence your sex life, how to tell when your partner is ready to go, and what to do once you know! Although everyone is welcome, this talk is geared toward straight, partnered couples.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Tuesday, June 9th @ 8-10pm

Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for the return of the ever popular Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Eli Olsberg and Libby Thomas. For seven bucks, you can enjoy free beer, 15% off your purchases and live performances by some of the best comics working today.

midori 5Auntie Midori’s Practical Advice for New Tops & Dominants
Wednesday, June 10th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Are you just beginning to explore your top or dominant side?  Do you find all the information about BDSM out there a bit intimidating? Do you want to have successful kinky scenes and feel confident? Auntie Midori is here to help! She’ll share practical tips, easy ways to get started, and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn how to find out you and your partner’s desires and select the right toys to make them a steamy reality. Midori will teach you how to avoid harming your partner while keeping the thrill and answer all of your kinky queries. She may even share some tales of her spectacular, goofy bloopers too.

Hands-On Rope Bondage with Midori
Thursday, June 11 @ 8-10pm – FREE! 

Bring the pleasures of Japanese bondage into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. In this class, you’ll learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills that will thrill your partner. Midori, author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage and educator extraordinaire, will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness and minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 15 feet and 2 of 25 feet of rope. Rope will also be available for purchase. Class size will be limited, so please arrive early to secure a space.

sex nerd sandra 1World’s Best BJ with Mary & Chris
Wednesday, June 17th @ 8-10pm – FREE!

BJ beginner? Want to shake up your oral routine? Our Sex Specialists will teach you to make every mouthful count. This class will cover all of the anatomy that matters, tips and tricks to keep under your belt when going below the belt, and of course, the legendary deep throat.

Snatch Attack: The Art of Common Sense Cunnilingus with Sex Nerd Sandra
Wednesday, June 24th @ 8-10pm, FREE!

Going down. Pearl diving. Whisper in the willows. Whatever you call it, the potential for pleasure can leave some speechless! Join sex educator and Nerdist podcaster Sex Nerd Sandra as she tears down misleading myths and dishes on easy ways to build up and expand your arsenal for amazing oral sex.

Sep 19 2014

Disappointingly Realistic Erotica:
I Wanna Take You to a Gay Bar

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by Chelsea

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Pushing aside a stray lock of hair, I leaned in to murmur in my girlfriend’s ear. “Do you like this, my naughty girl? Do you like to watch?”
Turning toward me, so that our lips almost touched, she replied, “I really don’t. This is, like, the male gaze-iest.”
“Thank god!” I laughed, “I hate it too!”
“Why are their nails so long?”
“Dude, why is anything about this?”
“I can’t even with straight porn,” my girlfriend sighed, reaching for the remote.

***

“Bend over, baby, I’m going to pound your ass hard!”
“Can we not do that position? Today was leg day at the gym.”
“Uh…ok, then on your back!”
“Well, I get gassy when you fuck me like that”
“Okay… then suck it hard!”
“I had burritos for dinner and my acid reflux is acting up”
“Hand job?”

***

It was a quiet night at The Girl Cave, and the dance floor was empty. Priscilla leaned against the wall nursing a cold beer, letting the condensation from the bottle collect and drip between her fingers, its wetness reminding her distantly of passionate nights spent with her last love.

“Don’t think about her,” Priscilla reminded herself.

She caught the eye of a cute butch across the room.

“Why not?” thought Priscilla. “I’ll let her buy me a drink, she’ll ask me to dance, I’ll let her take me home, and I’ll forget all about that heartbreaker.”

Across the room, the cute butch was thinking exactly the same thing.

The dance floor stayed empty. For hours, every lesbian in the bar leaned against the wall, nursing a drink and sneaking furtive glances at each other. No one went home with anyone.

The Girl Cave closed down a month later.

***

“So, it’s my first time…” I looked down, suddenly shy now that I’d said it out loud.

“That’s okay, man, I’ll take care of you. So you’re a bottom?”

“Oh yeah, I’ve been fantasizing about getting fucked for years”

By way of reply, the handsome stranger reached into his jeans and pulled out the most enormous cock I could possibly have imagined. I gaped at it, thinking quickly.

“Well, maybe I’m really a top…”

***

I couldn’t look away. Before me, two lithe bodies pressed together, limbs entangled, teeth biting lips.
“God, I hate Jenny.”
“Eh, I hate her less this season. It’s her best haircut.”
“I’m so happy she dies,” my girlfriend sighed, reaching for the box of Franzia.

***

This installment of Disappointingly Realistic Erotica was co-written with Sarah Sloane. Check out previous installments here

Jul 28 2014

Sex Ed We Can Get Behind:
“Gay Love” with Kevin Yee

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by Chelsea


We’re a little jealous. We’ve sat through as many boring high school health classes as anyone else, and not once – not once! – did the inimitable Kevin Yee appear in a shower of hearts to give us a valuable, musical lesson in contraception.

If this didn’t happen to you either, we recommend that you watch his latest video immediately.

Jun 09 2014

Sex is Back Weekly Pick:
Allison on Sexuality & Love

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by Chelsea

In celebration of Pride, we want to show some love to our most popular coming out-related video, in which Allison Moon (sex educator and author of books about lesbian werewolves (yes, lesbian werewolves (I know, right?))) tells us about going through a series of identities, starting at age 16, when she first realized that not everyone fell in love without regard to gender. Enjoy!

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Allison on Sexuality & Love

Jun 06 2014

Meet Us at L.A. Pride!

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by Chelsea

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Hey Los Angeles! Will you be at Pride this Sunday? Our illustrious street team will be spreading sensual rays of rainbow love on Sunday, all throughout the parade. We will be showering the crowd with sexy surprises and prizes. Post-parade, catch us at our rope bondage booth at Here Lounge, where we will be providing festival goers with complimentary naughty wearable rope bondage designs.

Be on the lookout for our fierce and furious spanking brigade of rainbow warriors!

Dec 20 2013

A Big, Bright Response to Anti-Gay Bigots

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by thepleasurechest

same love letter 1When Dr. Pham took her pride flag down briefly, intending to replace it with another rainbow flag, she received this letter.

When Dr. Pham took her pride flag down briefly, intending to replace it with another rainbow flag, she received this letter.

 

In April, Dr. Mary Pham decided to fly a pride flag from the top of her Irvine, California home. Many of her neighbors had flags hanging from their homes – seasonal flags, or flags celebrating a favorite sport – and she decided that she wanted to hang a flag to show her support for LGBT folks.

“Not in Irvine, Mary,” a friend warned her. She laughed it off.

“Look, either you know what it is or you don’t,” she decided. “Either it’s a pride flag, or it’s just a rainbow flag. And if it’s a pride flag, and you notice, either you like it or you hate it. And if you hate it then you’re just a jerk.”

Deciding that “if there’s any reason to eat, drink and have a party, why not?” she and her friend Ramon invited several friends over for brunch and a “flag-hanging ceremony.”

In July, she was told that people had been writing angry emails to her HOA about the flag. When she saw them, she was taken aback by the hateful language she saw. One of them referred to the flag as a “Fag Flag.”

“Is the GAY PRIDE [in large font and rainbow colors] display protected by free speech rights?” its author asked. “The Orange Tree Patio Homes neighbors are shaking their heads in disgust.”

Another email offered this confusing sentiment: “Most people do not choose the gay lifestyle, and personally it irritates me to have to be reminded everyday of two men having sex with each other.”

While no one was being openly hostile to her, Dr. Pham started to feel nervous about the negative attention the flag was receiving. She contacted The Center OC, her local LGBT center, and asked their executive director, Kevin S. O’Grady, for advice. At his insistence, she filed a police report, just in case.

The negative responses didn’t stop with the police report. Someone printed out a press release from the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church and left it at her door. One morning, she found a flyer on her windshield that said only “GOD HATES FLAGS.”

In December, she was interviewed for a piece in the OC Weekly about the angry responses to her flag. When she read some of the “mean and hateful” comments that people had left about the article, she decided to throw caution to the wind.

“Before, it was just a flag. Now, I’m going to fight back.”

She and her son, Russell, discussed what they could do to make an even bigger statement – without violating HOA restrictions, of course. Finally, they agreed on something:

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After all, she’s allowed to put lights up for holidays.

Dr. Pham sees this experience as an incentive to get seriously involved in LGBT activism. She and Kevin S. O’Grady have already sat down to discuss how to make Irvine a more LGBT-friendly place.

Nov 07 2013

Chicago Staff Celebrates Marriage Equality

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by thepleasurechest

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Yesterday, Illinois became the 15th state to legalize marriage equality. Not to be outdone of by New York and Los Angeles, the Chicago store staff have been showing their pride!

To celebrate, The Pleasure Chest Chicago will be having a party all day Saturday, November 9. Stop by during our normal hours (10 AM – 12 midnight) and enjoy some cake with your Pleasure Chest friends. And while you’re there, if you tell us “Equality is Sexy!” before you check out, we’ll give you 15% off your purchase. After all, it looks like fifteen is our lucky number!

Nov 05 2013

No One is Straight! (Or Maybe Fewer People Than We Thought.)

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by thepleasurechest

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In a new study, a startling 19% of participants identified themselves as not-heterosexual when researchers used a method that provided more than usual anonymity. In a corresponding survey using  a standard, less anonymous method of questioning, only 11% of participants said that they were not heterosexual.

Before you get too excited, the researchers did point out that the people surveyed did not represent a random sample of the U.S. population, so the results could easily vary in a wider study. Rather than trying to gauge the size of the queer population, the study was designed to investigate whether existing studies were adequately accounting for “anti-gay sentiment.” Apparently, they were not.

h/t AlterNet